RAG KALYAN (A.K.A. YAMAN)

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Ragmala Painting of Rag (Ragini) Yaman (Mushirabad 1765)

Ragmala Painting of Rag (Ragini) Yaman (Mushirabad 1765)

Description

This rag is known by several names; Kalyan, Iman, Eman, or Yaman.  Strangely enough, Yaman Kalyan is a different ragKalyan is very popular and some commonly known examples of songs in this rag are "Ansu Bhari Hai Jai Jivan Ki Rahen", "Ja Re Badara Bairi Ja Re" and "Jiya Le Gayo Re Mora Sanvariaya"Yaman is a sampurna rag which is performed in the first part of the night.  The vadi is Ga and the samvadi is Ni.  Typically Sa and Pa are weak in the arohana.  However their omission is not obligatory.

Arohana

Ascending structure for Kalyan
(general discussion of arohana) - (general discussion of notation)

Avarohana

Descending structure of Kalyan
(general discussion of avarohana)

Jati

Sampurna - Sampurna - (general discussion of jati)

Time

First part of the night - (general discussion of time and rag)

That

Kalyan That - (general discussion of that)

Drone

Sa - Pa (general discussion of drone)

SEE ALSO

Rag Yaman - An article published some years ago.

For more information check out "Elementary North Indian Vocal"

 


 

Selected Video

Introduction to Raaga Yaman

 

Shankara Bhajan -- By Nachiketa

 

kishori amonkar - Drut Yaman

 

Pt. Bhimsen Joshi - Raag Yaman

 

Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur, Raag Yaman, Vilambit Khyal

 

Abhik Mukherjee, sitar, Raag Yaman, drut

 

Shankara Orchestra: Raga Yaman

 

Hirabai Barodekar - Raag Yaman, vilambit

 

Mogubai Kurdikar, Tarana in Yaman

 


Raga Yaman - Vilambit

 

Tar Shehnai - Raag Yaman Song - Bhuli Hui Yaadein

 

Dr. Kamala Shankar (shankar-guitar): Raga Yaman

 

RAJENDRA TEREDESAI - BAMBOO FLUTE - RAGA YAMAN / EMAN

 

BUTTO'S BANSURI INDIAN FLUTE raag yaman

 

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